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Same-Sex Couples Divorce in NY, But Married Elsewhere

Even before the passage of legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in New York, it was not necessary for you to have married in this state in order to get divorced here. As long as a valid same-sex marriage was effectuated in a jurisdiction that allowed it, New York permitted a legal divorce. However, if you married elsewhere, but now live here with your partner and decide to part ways, you'll want to retain experienced New York matrimonial counsel. You'll be subject to the same requirements that are applied to heterosexual marriages here. These may be different from the jurisdiction where you married, although certain legal ramifications may be applicable from that state. This is true even if one of you decides to return there. 

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